Phil Spector, star pop producer convicted of murder, dies at 81

His signature “wall of sound” method changed the sound of pop forever, but the troubled producer will always be remembered for the murder of Hollywood actress Lana Clarkson.

The Big Review: Epiphone Inspired By Gibson ES-335 Figured

Following in the footsteps of 2020’s hugely impressive Inspired By Gibson solidbodies, Epiphone turns its attention to the mighty ES-335

The history of overdriven guitar tones

Heavily overdriven and distorted electric guitar tones have been around a lot longer than you might think.

Meet St Barbe, the jazz-rockers looking to bring a fresh sound to your ears in 2021

The genre-bending trio smash together alt-rock and jazz to create a fresh, interesting space somewhere in between…

Seymour Duncan teams with Joe Bonamassa for the “Bonnie” Stratocaster pickup set

It’s based on “the best damn Strat” Bonamassa’s ever played.

Phil Spector, star pop producer convicted of murder, dies at 81

His signature “wall of sound” method changed the sound of pop forever, but the troubled producer will always be remembered for the murder of Hollywood actress Lana Clarkson.

Taylor Guitars unveils two new Grand Theater acoustics for 2021

The smaller shape still offers a full sound thanks to Taylor’s C-Class bracing.

Jackson Audio’s FUZZ lets you swap out parts of the circuit for different sounds

Offering a spectrum of vintage to modern fuzz sounds.

PRS revamps its SE range for 2021

With new finishes, and the first appearance of the Custom 24-08.

PRS introduces Mark Lettieri’s new signature electric, the Fiore

Continuing the brand's exploration of bolt-on single-coil-fitted guitars.

Reverb and Jeorge Tripps announce ultra-limited run of 10 Fuzz Face pedals

The pedals are tied in with Reverb’s upcoming documentary The Pedal Movie.

PRS expands its Core line for 2021 with two new Narrowfield pickup-equipped models

The Narrowfield pickups have been reworked for this year’s Core line.

Meet St Barbe, the jazz-rockers looking to bring a fresh sound to your ears in 2021

The genre-bending trio smash together alt-rock and jazz to create a fresh, interesting space somewhere in between…

Lonely The Brave find inspiration in film scores and post-rock

On their first LP since 2017, the Brit rockers dig into their early influences and find solace in their music’s melancholic optimism.

The 10 Best Guitar Tracks to Hear This Week

This week's playlist features forgotten recordings, new reissues and monster riffery

The Big Review: Epiphone Inspired By Gibson ES-335 Figured

Following in the footsteps of 2020’s hugely impressive Inspired By Gibson solidbodies, Epiphone turns its attention to the mighty ES-335

Review: Cornerstone Gladio Double Preamp

Can the tone of an $80,000 amplifier be captured in a stompbox?

Vintage Bench Test: 1960s Fender Deluxe Shootout

Fender Deluxe amplifiers date back to the early days of the company but, by the mid-1960s, they were almost unrecognisable when compared to amps from the tweed era. We take a look at what happened during the first half of the 60s and compare amplifiers from the brown and black-panel eras.

The February 2021 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside this issue: Hendrix's iconic Flying V and SG moments, what to expect from the pedal world this year, and why one guitarist is shredding on a mountaintop 3,000 metres above ground.

Taylor Guitars unveils two new Grand Theater acoustics for 2021

The smaller shape still offers a full sound thanks to Taylor’s C-Class bracing.

Martin reveals new 12-string, compact and ziricote models for 2021

An interesting tonewood joins the fray.

Faith Guitars launches the Venus Blue Moon

It joins the Neptune Blue Moon in the series.

PRS revamps its SE range for 2021

With new finishes, and the first appearance of the Custom 24-08.

PRS introduces Mark Lettieri’s new signature electric, the Fiore

Continuing the brand's exploration of bolt-on single-coil-fitted guitars.

Gibson partners with Kiss’ Gene Simmons for G2 custom guitars and basses

The first G2 instrument will be a handcrafted Thunderbird bass.

Korg USA acquires celebrated bass brand Aguilar Amplification

The celebrated bass brand turns 26 this year.

DIY Workshop: Höfner Violin Bass restoration

The action is sky high, it won’t play in tune and the neck is coming off. But don’t get your violins out just yet because this Höfner 500/1 is getting a second chance to twist and shout.

Jackson Audio’s FUZZ lets you swap out parts of the circuit for different sounds

Offering a spectrum of vintage to modern fuzz sounds.

Reverb and Jeorge Tripps announce ultra-limited run of 10 Fuzz Face pedals

The pedals are tied in with Reverb’s upcoming documentary The Pedal Movie.

Vintage Bench Test: 1960s Fender Deluxe Shootout

Fender Deluxe amplifiers date back to the early days of the company but, by the mid-1960s, they were almost unrecognisable when compared to amps from the tweed era. We take a look at what happened during the first half of the 60s and compare amplifiers from the brown and black-panel eras.